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In my own time!

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In my own time!

For anyone just starting out, what you see in my business has taken me 10 years to achieve, and I am still not really anywhere. But the numbers were never really my concern. In fact the low numbers meant that I’ve been able to just ‘be off’ with the kids every school holiday. No childcare nightmares. Just relaxed holiday vibes.

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Where do I store all my bits and pieces?

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Where do I store all my bits and pieces?

Hello again all! I wanted to share with you today an issue faced by all at home craft businesses and that is one of STORAGE.

Where do I store all my fabrics, and bits and pieces?  Well the answer is EVERYWHERE!

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So what's REALLY the the main attraction in Uppermill?

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So what's REALLY the the main attraction in Uppermill?
Olganna is stocked in this charming Uppermill gift shop. Find out more about Authentic and why it's a well worth a visit. 

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Olganna Hosts First Workshop!

Posted by Helen Grochowina on

Olganna Hosts First Workshop!

Wreath making is a relaxed way to spend an afternoon. 

In a workshop with direction or at home with instructions you can't go wrong. Each wreath is unique to it's creator!

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Hope Marketing! A big NO NO!

Posted by Helen Grochowina on

Hope Marketing! A big NO NO!

As usual I'm hit and miss with my entire business, but I've had family illnesses to contend with and I've had to prioritise that. It's left me feeling a bit like I'm at the bottom of a huge hill and the path is difficult. But I guess that's being in business and I suppose it will always be that way. I just need to start. That's the key. Build some momentum and in turn the path will become clear.  So I've tried lots of FB advertising this week to get my reach up to 13,000. It's cost a lot but...

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